Bill lost his job at Lehman Brothers during the financial meltdown. His lay-off coincided with his wife’s maternity leave so they decided to take advantage of them both being off work. They bought an RV and traveled around the country for six months.
After their tour of the US ended and they came back to New York City, Bill assumed the role of stay-at-home dad while his wife returned to work. He found it hard to look for a job and take care of a child full-time and became disillusioned with the state of the job market. With the help of a life coach specializing in positive psychology Bill was able to refocus his career search and channel his strengths.
Bill now works at UBS in sales and his family moved to Connecticut. He and his wife still own an RV and use it on weekends and for what Bill calls their “frugal vacations.” They have also started eating healthy and exercising which has contributed to a sense of well-being and accomplishment.